riri hearts mac

what it’s like to design a makeup line with a pop star.

by nylon

Between Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour (which is still going), her second River Island collection (which is still on sale) and her second lipstick for MAC (also still on sale)--you could say 2013 has been Riri's year. Today, Rihanna added one more layer to her all encompassing fashion, beauty, and music industry takeover: her complete line for Mac Cosmetics just went on sale. And according to a spokesperson from the brand, "it's more than summer love." MAC's product development expert Jennifer Balbier gave us even more insight on what it was like to work with Riri. "I remember our first meeting with Rihanna--I couldn't believe how much she knew about MAC's products. We've always known she was a fan, but from the start it felt like we were like speaking with a colleague. She was even referencing products we had years and years ago. Needless to say, she was heavily involved in each of the collections. She knows exactly what she likes and what she doesn't like. We went through many iterations of each product to ensure it was absolutely perfect," Jessica explained. "The signature was Rihanna's idea too. What better way to show a 'signature' lip color than putting the actual signature on the bullet?" The exclusive, online collection includes all of the following:

Lipstick: Riri Woo matte cool red or Riri Boy: matte vivid lavender

Powder Blush Duo: Hibiscus Kiss: cool coral blush and matte neutral bronzer duo

Lustre Drop: Barbados Girl: rose gold bronzer

We're a little bit surprised that none of the names reference her songs, but wearing her signature colors somehow make us feel closer to Riri than a full River Island outfit. The entire collection will be available at noon at